Lovable, Laughable Penguin Tales @ HRL

penguin-storytime-title-cardThis week, we’re learning more about everyone’s favorite flightless birds with a week of stories leading up to Penguin Appreciation Day this Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11AM at Bowman Library.

Here are a few of the stories, poems, and songs that we’ll be sharing this week, so you can keep singing, playing, and reading with your little ones at home.

Penguin Stories to Share:

You can find the books used in storytime this week at this tag: #penguinappreciationday

Many of our collections of books on popular subjects are also available right here on the blog on the Booklists page.

Penguin Songs, Poems, and Fingerplays to Share:

If You’re a Penguin and You Know It (to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings (flap, flap)
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings (flap, flap)
If you’re a penguin and you know it and you really want to show it,
If you’re a penguin and you know it flap your wings (flap, flap)
If you’re a penguin and you know it waddle your feet (waddle, waddle)…
If you’re a penguin and you know it eat a fish (yum, yum)…
If you’re a penguin and you know it go for a swim (swim, swim)…

Five Little Penguins
Five little penguins went out to play,
Over the ice cap far away.
Mother Penguins said, Eep, eep, eep, eep!”
Four Little Penguins came back to sleep.
Three . . .
Two . . .
One . . .
No little penguins went out to play,
Over the ice cap far away.
Mother Penguins said, Eep, eep, eep, eep!”
All the little little penguins came back to sleep!

I’m a Little Penguin (Tune of “I’m a Little Teapot”)
I’m a little penguin short and stout.
I flap my wings and waddle about.
I wear a coat that’s black as night.
But my big tummy is soft and white.

I’m a little penguin black and white.
I like to slide across the ice.
When I reach the water, I dive right in.
I hunt for fish, and swim, swim, swim.

I’m a Little Penguin in the sea.
I can swim as fast as can be!
When I catch a fish, just look at me.
I’m as proud as I can be.

Have You Ever Seen a Penguin?
Have you ever seen a penguin?
A penguin. . . a penguin!
Have you ever seen a penguin swim this way and that way?
Swim this way and that way . . . and this way and that way?
Have you ever seen a penguin swim this way and that? (point)

Have you ever seen a penguin?
A penguin. . . a penguin!
Have you ever seen a penguin slide this way and that way?
Slide this way and that way . . . and this way and that way?
Have you ever seen a penguin slide this way and that? (point)

Have you ever seen a penguin?
A penguin. . . a penguin!
Have you ever seen a penguin waddle this way and that way?
Waddle this way and that way . . . and this way and that way?
Have you ever seen a penguin waddle this way and that? (point)

5 Little Penguins Fingerplay
5 little penguins standing in a row.
5 little penguins standing in the snow.
Brrrr, it’s cold! I cannot stay! (Hug self and shiver)
And one little penguin waddled away. (Waddle in place)

A Penguin Family
One funny penguin feeling very blue (Hold up one finger)
Called for his brother then there were two (hold up two fingers)
Two funny penguins swimming in the sea (Make swimming motion)
Called for their sister then there were three. (Hold up three fingers)
Three funny penguins waddle on the shore (Waddle)
Call for their mother, then there were four. (Hold up four fingers)
Four funny penguins learning how to dive (Make diving motion)
Call for their father, then there were five. (Hold up five fingers)

Five Perky Penguins
Five perky penguins stood on the shore
One went for a swim and then there were four.
Four perky penguins looked out to sea
One went swimming and then there were three.
Three perky penguins said, “What can we do?”
One jumped in the water and then there were two.
Two perky penguins sat in the sun
One swam off and then there was one.
One perky penguin said, “This is no fun!”
He dived in the water and then there were none.

We hope to see you at storytime! 

Find times and dates for storytimes at your local branch library here: Library Calendar

 

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